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Scabies as related to Infections

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Caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei, variety hominis, it produces intense, itchy skin rashes when the impregnated female tunnels into the stratum corneum of the skin and deposits eggs in the burrow. The larvae, which hatch in 3-10 days, move about on the skin, molt into a "nymphal" stage, and then mature into adult mites. The adult mites live 3-4 weeks in the host/'s skin.

An infection is the detrimental colonization of a host organism by a foreign organism. An infection is, in effect, a war in which the infecting organism seeks to utilize the host/'s resources in order to multiply at the expense of the host. The infecting organism, or pathogen, interferes with the normal functioning and perhaps the survival of the host. Colloquially, a pathogen is usually considered a microscopic organism though the definition is broader, including bacteria, parasites, fungi, vir...

Scabies as related to Infections

  • Scabies - Nemours: Kids Health
    Scabies is an infection that affects the skin, and is caused by a mite that burrows into the top layer of skin. The most common symptom of scabies is itching, which ...

  • Scabies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Scabies (from Latin: scabere, "to scratch"), also known colloquially as the seven-year itch is a contagious skin infection caused by the mite Sarcoptes scabiei.

  • Scabies - Nemours: Kids Health
    How Do Doctors Treat Scabies? Scabies infections need to be treated by a doctor. Call your doctor or dermatologist any time you have a skin itch that will not go away ...

  • Scabies - Scabies Rash and Scabies Treatment - Itchy Rash
    Scabies is a very itchy skin rash that is caused by a mite. Learn more about what the scabies rash looks like and how it is treated.

  • Scabies - Netdoctor
    What is scabies? Scabies is a contagious, intensely itchy skin disorder, which is caused by a mite called Sarcoptes scabiei. Scabies spreads from person to ...

  • Skin Infection Pictures - Scabies - Dermatology
    Scabies is a rash caused by a mite that burrows under the skin. Scabies typically occurs on the wrists, in between fingers, in the armpits, around the ...

  • What Does a Scabies Infection Look Like? | eHow
    What Does a Scabies Infection Look Like?. Scabies is a condition in which tiny mites burrow under the skin. This may cause a rash and itching, which worsens at night.

  • How to Clean a House With Scabies Infection | eHow
    Scabies is a skin infection caused by tiny mites that burrow into your skin. The symptoms include red, itchy bumps and light red lines under the skin. When you get a ...

  • CDC - Scabies
    Education and information about scabies, including fact sheets and information on prevention and control, epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment.

  • Scabies Symptoms | Scabies Information
    Information on Scabies Symptoms. Additional information on Scabies Rash, Scabies Pictures, Scabies Treatment and Pet Scabies.

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January 26, 2015

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